Meteor Shower

via NASA

“This year’s Perseid meteor shower peaks on August 12 and 13, and it promises to be one of the best displays of the year. If forecasts are correct, the shower should produce a peak display of at least 80 meteors per hour on the day. A waxing crescent moon will set before the shower becomes active, setting a perfect stage for meteor watching — weather permitting,”

“2010 is a good year for Perseids because the Moon won’t be up during the midnight-to-dawn hours of greatest activity. As Perseus rises and the night deepens, meteor rates will increase. For sheer numbers, the best time to look is during the darkest hours before dawn on Friday morning, Aug. 13th, when most observers will see dozens of Perseids per hour,”